Glucosamine/Chondroitin Are They Right For You
Joint pain in the hips and knees is uncomfortable, and such pain is an all too common sign of osteoarthritis. Orthopaedic surgeons look at many options for their patients to treat arthritis. Mary Kushion sought evaluation and treatment for arthritis of the knee from Orthopaedic Surgeon Thomas Haverbush, M.D., in Alma. Having a healthy lifestyle is a priority for Mary, but not long ago she was unable to do what she loved without pain caused by arthritis in her knee. Dr. Haverbush prescribed glucosamine/chondroitin, a supplement available on the drug store shelf. Glucosamine/chondroitin is found naturally in the body and supplements help rebuild the articular surface of the knee in some people. To learn more about such supplements, view this 9 & 10 News segment. Before starting any supplements, consult your physician to see if they are right for you.
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